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English definition of “coast”

coast

noun [C, U]     /kəʊst/
B1 the land beside the sea: The island lies off the North African coast (= in the sea near North Africa). They live on the east coast of Scotland.Coasts and beachesBays and gulfs
coast to coast from one side of a country to the otherSomewhere, anywhere, nowhere, or everywhereCountry and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names
(Definition of coast noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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